Sacred land, mineral wealth, and biodiversity at Coronation Hill, Northern Australia : Indigenous knowledge and SIA

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Title Sacred land, mineral wealth, and biodiversity at Coronation Hill, Northern Australia : Indigenous knowledge and SIA
Author Lane, Marcus B; Ross, Helen; Dale, A P; Rickson, Roy
Journal Name Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal
Editor Christopher Wood
Year Published 2003
Place of publication Surrey UK
Publisher Beech Tree Publishing
Abstract This paper is concerned with the role of social impact assessment (SIA) in the resolution of an environmental conflict involving demands for the conservation of an ecologically significant area, a proposal to exploit mineral wealth, and the concerns of indigenous custodians who feared damage to sacred lands. This is a case in which the knowledge claims of key protagonists were deeply politicized and contested, and in which the process of decision-making was itself the subject of controversy and debate. The paper reviews the case, emphasizing the roles of western and indigenous epistemologies in decision-making. It presents an approach to SIA that addresses these epistemological issues and ensures the articulation of indigenous knowledge to governmental decision-makers.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://dx.doi.org/10.3152/147154603781766374
Alternative URI http://www.scipol.co.uk
Copyright Statement Copyright 2003 Beech Tree Publishing. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 21
Issue Number 2
Edition June
Page from 89
Page to 98
ISSN 1461-5517
Date Accessioned 2004-03-31
Date Available 2008-07-17T01:01:34Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Subject Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/6002
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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